By: Subhanghi Anandarajah
The odd one out —
That’s who I always thought I was.
Back then, I wanted to live like a princess,
Believing only in love and magic.
As the world brought down the gavel,
I realized negative energy also existed.
I gave up on childhood dreams to fit the mold they said was mine.
I’m still the odd one out,
But I choose to embrace it as unique.
Undeterred by the negative energy in the world,
I see hope and courage and believe in love.
Refusing to be a statue,
I choose to live out my fantasies.
They can have their say, but they won’t dictate mine.